VEKA customer claims Innovation of the Year
VEKA Group customer Norscot took home the ‘Innovation of the Year’ trophy at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018
Norscot Joinery - the Highlands and Islands fabricator of PVC-U windows and doors, and timber frame kits - received the award at an evening event run by Interface in Edinburgh.
The Innovation of the Year prize was awarded to Norscot, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, in recognition for the research and development of virtual reality show home software. Having identified a major challenge in the self-build market; that of customers being unable to ‘visualise’ their future home designs through traditional paper plans and CAD designs alone. The company began work on software that allows a customer to ‘walk-through’ their new-build in virtual reality.
Norscot’s chairman Peter Body said, “While the idea is very simple, it is taking a small army of very clever and supportive people to bring it to fruition. I thank them all for the progress to date, which has exceeded expectations. This award is a very welcome recognition of the project’s potential, which will further enthuse the team to make it a success.
“I’d like to offer special thanks to Claire Farquhar at HIE and Shaie MacDonald at Interface. When the idea was first mooted, their vision and encouragement was instrumental in getting it off the ground.”
To find out more about Norscot, please visit www.norscot.co.uk or you can read more about the Innovation of the Year award at http://www.interface-online.org.uk/case-studies/norscot-joinery-ltd